NYPD: Making the Crime Numbers Look Good, Seemingly At Any Cost

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Abby Zimet

The incredible story of Adrian Schoolcraft, an NYPD officer in the 81st Precinct who after whistleblowing on corruption and under-reporting of serious crimes was, for his trouble, taken in handcuffs to a psychiatric ward, served with administrative charges and suspended without pay for two years, during which time the NYPD was, in fact, sitting on a 95-page report that confirmed his claims. From The Village Voice.

"This is a culture. This is happening in every precinct, every transit district, and every police housing service area." - John Eterno, criminologist and former NYPD captain, on the systemic pressure to "make the crime numbers look good."

 

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